Tool Reviews

546 The Drillnado hits the basement workshop

May 22, 20157 Comments

I’ve been trying to distance myself further and further away from product reviews. Since they consist entirely of opinions they can be a little tricky to pull off successfully. This is especially true if you’ve had plenty of time to try the item out and can navigate your way around it like a seasoned pro, […]

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Demo video for the Carter Accu-Right Circle Cutter

January 9, 20156 Comments

While I’m still working on getting the first of the videos prepared for “Madison’s Dresser” I thought I’d share a recent product demo video I produced for the fine folks over at Highland Woodworking. In the video I had an opportunity to try out and show what you can do with the Carter Accu-Right Circle […]

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FullPro’s “SoundVision” eye protection

July 9, 20140 Comments

Protective eyewear is an important piece of equipment in the woodshop. We never think about it until it’s too late. I know I’m guilty of assuming my everyday glasses are more than sufficient protection, but there are definitely operations where you need more. And it’s not just in the woodshop that you need adequate eye […]

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521 Thickness planer “Death Match”

March 15, 201428 Comments

Now that I lured you in with that “misleading” title here’s what today’s episode is really all about, a side-by-side comparison of my old Rigid 13” thickness planer and the new-to-me Steel City Tool Works 13” thickness planer with helical-style cutter head. Actually that description is also a little misleading considering the only thing being […]

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My thoughts on the Kreg K5

November 24, 20138 Comments

I’ve had an opportunity over the years to tryout a few versions of the Kreg pocket hole jig and I’ve always been impressed with their ease of use, repeatability and accuracy. It’s not that Kreg radically redesigns the jigs each time, but instead they make small improvements to their look and feel that make them […]

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Not all counterbores are the same.

October 9, 20133 Comments

Now that the Platform Bed build is underway I’ve been thinking and rethinking how I plan to attach the “undercarriage” portion of the construction to the platform itself. Because of concerns with wood movement I don’t want to simply glue it in place (although that could work with this design too) and I’d also like […]

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505 SawStop & Me “My Full Review”

May 1, 201351 Comments

On today’s episode I’m sharing my full review of the 110V, 1.75HP SawStop cabinet saw I received as part of an advertising deal back in October of 2012. As I had mentioned in the previous video “Hello New Saw”, I wanted to spend a little time with the saw before I shared my opinions about […]

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Knew Concept Saws Look and Work Equally Amazing!

March 26, 20130 Comments

I was introduced to the Knew Concept Fret saw two years ago in the marketplace at Woodworking in America. My first impression of the saw was that it was a little weird looking, but in a VERY COOL way! It looked way to fragile to actually work, after all my first fret saw was a […]

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Morton reviews the Steel City Planer with Carbide Cutters

March 19, 20134 Comments

I remember wandering the show floor at AWFS 2009 and seeing a booth featuring helical cutterheads for jointers and thickness planers and thinking “I need to get one of those for my tools!”. I also remember thinking about how amazing it would be if I had one with carbide cutters versus the usual high speed […]

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SawStop Z.C.I. Throat Plate Sneak Peek

March 18, 20138 Comments

I finally had a chance to install the new SawStop Z.C.I. Aluminum body throat plate, available at Infinity Cutting Tools, in my SawStop this weekend. It’s nice to have options when it comes to items like zero-clearance inserts for table saws and this one has some nice bells and whistles. This is just a […]

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